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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    when you do everything you feel is right.

    and do your best to correct your mistakes. and protect those you love. and it seems like everything in your life is falling apart slowly while you can do nothing But watch. when you feel the shame and judgment of others around you. and you feel like a failure. when you want to...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    There is no point. Ultimately,

    to the universe, there is no point to anything. Everything is just matter following the laws of the nature of the universe. objects bouncing around in order. Well, I am not the universe, but I am a part of it. I am a human. The consciousness of the human mind allows us to create...
    Origination Origination 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I have had over five near death experience's,

    I have been operated on around 20 times that I can remember. I have been beaten three times, raped once. I have no doubt that God has been watching over me......And now I am dying of heart failure. So why wouldn't someone like me be depressed?
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Lately I've been doing extremely well

    as far as my moods go. I'm starting to realized when my mania episodes come, and looking back at this week, I've noticed that I've been having a mania episode from Saturday until right now at this very moment. I know that because I hardly remember anything that's happened at all...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's what first brought me to this site in

    years passed, and what has brought me back again. I find that when I struggle in times like these, it us the constancy of EP that helps. I can always find someone to talk to, no matter what time of day or what personal turmoil I'm enduring. I love each of you fiercely for it...
    Bliink Bliink 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    We’re all a unique collection of atoms.

    There’s only one of each of us, the only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you because there’s another spectrum. How you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Maybe my words won't help.

    But I still want to say something to all of you that are in this group. You're all special, don't let anyone tell you not. People that say that you are not special are idiots trying to get under your skin. Neither are you ugly, worthless, stupid, negative things are not who you...
    SupermanMike SupermanMike 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 82 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Sometimes I think back to the time

    when I wasn’t in charge of my body. I didn’t have control. I was there and I could watch it all slip. I could see myself falling and breaking and all I could do was watch. I was just there sitting in a corner of my head. Unable to move or speak or even feel. I could see the...
    Carooox Carooox 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I have been living in hostel

    for past 1 month and i have been had a horrible time fighting my depression. Now this incident has made me far worse. My room mates were talking aloud while i was sleeping. Their talks woke me up, i couldn't sleep despite tring for half an hour. I started doing my things and...
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    So I may have to get a 5th eye surgery.

    . Everyone leave me alone for a bit.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When you wish to persevere

    but you have no fight left in you.
    Imbloo Imbloo 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You know that feeling?

    When you're just waiting. Waiting to get home, into your room, close the door, fall into bed and just let everything out that you've been keeping inside all day. The feeling of both relief and desperation Nothing is wrong. But nothing is right. You're just tired, tired of...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I truely wish someone would just come

    and kill me and id be done with
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am sick of crying,i am sick of hurting

    myself(and i can't stop),i am sick of taking stupid pills/antidepressants,i am sick of myself and i want to die.
    seherozkurt seherozkurt 13-15, F 3 Responses 55 mins ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Dear Diary, We haven't talked in a while

    since I was rather preoccupied with the sadness. I feel, when I'm in a status of supreme sorrow, that I am in chemistry again. I am learning about the solution and the solvent; the solution of which I was painfully mixed with; it was called life. And I, the solvent which held...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed I just want to cry I'm 26 back at

    home with my parents and grandma and two younger brothers and my 3year old daughter living with the man (my father) who molested me and I never told anyone my daughter is my world and I want to give her everything I never had and so much more I have nothing but my love to give...
    LovingMe1 LovingMe1 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I've never known what it's like to actually

    feel wanted by a parent or guardian. After my dad left when I was five, I became depressed. Imagine how weird it was to be depressed at such a young age. Ever since I was five I've depended on just my mom to be there for me. I thought mothers and daughters we're supposed to be...
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I just want to feel visible

    and loved. I also want to be sad, happy, and everything in between. I feel like I'm wasting years of my life not living. I guess atleast I'm still living.
    Transparentfury Transparentfury 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    when everyone compare me with another,

    when no one thinks im worthy, no one wants me, no one see me, when everybody underestimate me, when people thinks i havr autism, when people call me fat, when my brother stop care to me, since my parents defend them and accused me, when the worlds blame on me. The bravest thinf...
    Imadori Imadori 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I've wasted an unfathomable amount of resources,

    time, money and energy because of my depression. I first noticed I was depressed when I was 17, sometime between the time that my parents divorced, my rape, and my first breakup/ heartbreak. I got better when I was like 20-22. And now in my 23rd year of life, I just feel so...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    This girl posted on something I said about a

    teen girl dating saying that lying to parents causes depression and anxiety and that's it. Lmao. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain not some teen angst love song.
    ebabe ebabe 18-21, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    ever since my dad passed 2 years ago

    and now since how at home I only have me and my mom I wish things would go back to the way they used to be but I have trouble with accepting changes and just dont know how long im gonna survive cause it feels like im on my own fighting the world and im losing
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago